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Scholarly Communication

Open Access Publishing

Open Access (OA) is the free, immediate, online availability of research materials, coupled with the rights to use these materials fully in the digital environment. OA literature is free of charge and free of most traditional copyright and licensing restrictions yet fully compatible with peer review. Publishing your work open access has many advantages: broader readership for your scholarship and therefore greater impact, serendipitous discovery of it by users, ease of finding, and greater savings for all scholars and libraries.

As part of the commitment to increasing open access to research, the UTA Libraries offers these valuable solutions:

Mavs open press publishing services

Mavs Open Press offers no-cost services for scholars who wish to publish a new open-access journal or for those who would like to convert an existing print journal that has traditional copyright to OA and digital-only.

go Open Fund

Do you want to publish your article in an open access journal but can't afford the article processing charge? We are here to help!


The ResearchCommons is the digital institutional repository for UTA where you can showcase your work and expand your visibility globally for increased citations.

UTA Libraries is a member of the Library Publishing Coalition, whose mission is to "promote the development of innovative, sustainable publishing services in academic and research libraries to support scholars as they create, advance, and disseminate knowledge."


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